BALI ECOTOURISM // We have found the most sustainable place on the island

Despite climate change has become a major  issues to face in order to save our beautiful planet, sadly there are still only a very few resorts and accommodation facilities that have chosen to operate in an environmentally conscious way.

Probably most of them think that this would involve too much work, without realising that even small changes (to start with) would be truly helpful for our planet. Some examples?
Switching to eco-friendly / natural cleaning products as well as soaps in rooms ; reducing energy consumption by encouraging and educating guests to turn off lights and aircon when not needed ; using energy saving bulbs for lighting ; using water saving settings for washing machines and dishwashers ; changing towels only when necessary (with the collaboration of conscious guests) ; avoiding any single use plastic items (such as straws, plastic water bottles, plastic bags etc)

All these are tiny little things that do not require major works or particularly huge investments, and yet they could already make a huge difference for our environment: imagine if every single hotel in the world would start from these few easy steps!

In Bali we have found a very special place that not only does all the above, but has been doing even more for over 20 years! Its name is SARINBUANA ECO LODGE, located in remote central Bali, in the middle of a tranquil rainforest. Continue reading

Ubud, Vegan Heaven // Best places to eat

They say Ubud is vegan heaven.

They ain’t lying!

Finding vegan options has never been so easy, and what amazed me the most is how tasty and delicious everything was! Not boring or flavourless at all.
So,  I want to share with you the best spots we’ve been to.

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Discovering Ubud through sustainability || How to be an eco-traveller in Bali

Our recent trip to Bali was mainly focused on eco tourism and sustainable travel.

Through our travel diary, we aim to encourage future visitors to choose wisely their accommodation and food experiences when planning a stay on this beautiful island, as it could make a huge difference for our Planet too.

We have only spent  8 days in Bali but we managed to visit three areas, very different from each other, in order to be able to give detailed insights and hopefully useful advice when it comes to sustainable travel.

Our first stop: Ubud.

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Avoiding overtourism and crowds in Vietnam // Ninh Binh & Tam Coc rice fields

Vietnam is a huge country, bigger than what it might look on a map!

It definitely hasn’t been easy to choose what to visit considering the short time we had there and the variety of landscapes and experiences this country can offer.

But we’ve decided to head South.

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An unexpected trip to Vietnam // Hanoi to Halong Bay

Our trip to Vietnam wasn’t planned at all.
Everything started with a wedding invitation from one of our best friends from Italy who got engaged with a Vietnamese girl. So we totally took advantage of this opportunity to book a few extra days in order to be able to visit this beautiful country. Unfortunately due to work commitments back home we only spent 9 days there but we surely made the best out of it!

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Is it a diet? A religion? A lifestyle? A cult?

This word has been very controversial in the last few years.

Creating cognitive dissonance or making people angry.

What is the reason for this outrage?

Veganism is the practice of minimizing harm to animals and abstaining from the use of animal products.

A vegan does not eat meat, eggs, or dairy products. A vegan does not wear clothing made from an animal (leather, wool, silk, goose feather, or fur). A vegan chooses not to support a place where animals are used for human entertainment (zoos, circus, and aquariums). A vegan cares about the planet and does their best to contribute towards creating a sustainable future, by recycling, reducing the use of plastics, wasted water, and energy.

Yes, this is not a simple task in modern society. We live in an era of consumption and waste. Unfortunately, a majority of the tie we do not even fully understand the repercussions and how this can affect our everyday lives.

The issue is lack of information. Information about where our food comes from, how our clothing is made, what is really happening behind the scenes?

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The other side of traveling

Travel diaries can be about different aspects of a trip.

I don’t just want to help future travellers with tips about great vegan eats and awesome spots to visit worldwide. I also have the moral responsibility to raise awareness about what happens to animals in countries with different cultures.

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